Thanks to its effectiveness at temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause dynamic facial wrinkles, BOTOX has established itself as one of the most sought-after nonsurgical aesthetic treatments in the country. At La Jolla Plastic Surgery, you can reduce the appearance of your crow's feet, frown lines, and the horizontal lines between the brows often called "worry lines" with BOTOX (approved for cosmetic use by the Food and Drug Administration). When administered by a skilled injector like triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo, BOTOX injections target specific nerves that control the movement of facial muscles that we use to make expressions. Once the muscle is calm, the expressive or dynamic wrinkle in the skin will be smoother and less obvious.
Injectable dermal fillers complement BOTOX injections by smoothing wrinkles and restoring volume to areas around the mouth and under the eyes. Juvéderm, Belotero Balance, and Restylane are the most popular fillers available at La Jolla Plastic Surgery in San Diego. Combining fillers with BOTOX can give patients a refreshed appearance that will last for months or even years with periodic fine-tuning.
"I truly had the best experience with La Jolla Skin! I was referred here by a friend who received micro needling and raved about how amazing her skin looked and felt after. This friend of mine recently moved to La Jolla from Beverly Hills and is definitely picky when it comes to all things beauty, so I completely trusted her recommendation. I had been wanting to do something more than just your standard facial to help the texture and appearance of my skin... acne scarring, pigmentation from the sun, large pores. I called to schedule my appointment and spoke with Jennifer who was SO sweet and helpful. When I went in for my appointment I have to admit I was a little nervous, but after consulting with Tracy I felt much more at ease. Nancy was the RN that preformed the micro needling and she too was amazing! She calmed my nerves and was just so so great. After having numbing cream on 30 mins prior to the micro needling I literally felt no pain or discomfort during the service. The machine is loud which sounds scary, but honestly it's nothing. My experience here was so wonderful and I look forward to continuing treatments with them. Highly recommend!!"- S.B. / Yelp / Sep 26, 2016
"Dr. Chaffoo is a great surgeon and is kind, gentle, experienced and has a great bedside manner. His staff (Nancy and Tracy) are equally as attentive and thorough. I felt safe and confident. I had my breast implants removed and a lift and a fat transfer to balance them. He did a great job. I am very happy with the results. I would recommend him to anyone."- S.E. / Yelp / Jul 25, 2017
"I just love coming here! Everyone that works here is not only extremely talented, but also very kind and welcoming. I've had microneedling, cool sculpting, vbeam, and a hydrafacial....I'm beyond happy with the results from each of these procedures! This whole team really takes time to listen to all of your questions and concerns, and patiently responds to each and every one. I've never felt like I was left feeling confused about anything, or that I had wasted my money on a service. I'm a client for life! Thank you all for being so awesome, I'd give you 6 stars if I could!"- N.R. / Yelp / Jul 17, 2017
"Very Natural Breast Augmentation, Wonderful Experience - Dr. Chaffoo is the utmost professional. I had a great experience with him from the start to finish of my surgery process, and continue to have a good experience. He is very attentive and caring, and I ended up with fabulous results from my surgery. I also appreciate that Dr. Chaffoo has me come in once per year for a check up, which gives me added peace of mind."- K. / RealSelf / Jul 11, 2017
"Great new experience - I went to La Jolla Plastic Surgery for Coolsculpting. It was a new experience for me but Dr. Chaffoo and his assistant Robert walked me through it and made sure I was comfortable through it all. I have already recommended them to several friends and I'm sure I'll be back soon. Thanks!"- S. / RealSelf / Jun 22, 2017
The overused and repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting are one of the causes of frown lines and crow’s feet, also called dynamic wrinkles. Your provider will inject these muscles with Botox to minimize muscle activity. You will notice results within 1-2 days. The effects typically wear off in 4-5 months, but you can schedule re-injections to maintain your results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- 15-30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 4-5 Months
- Procedure Recovery Location
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Botox Cosmetic is an FDA-approved treatment that temporarily improves the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet in adults. Botox contains small amounts of a highly purified protein. The safety and efficacy of Botox Cosmetic have been evaluated in both Allergan sponsored clinical trials and 417 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals.
Following the treatment, you can resume your daily activities. Your provider may give you specific aftercare instructions. It is best if you don’t touch your face for the rest of the day to avoid spreading the injection to unwanted areas. It is also best to keep your head elevated by sleeping propped up on pillows.
You can earn points through the Brilliant Distinctions® Rewards Program to save on Botox treatments. You are able to earn points in the office on each BOTOX Cosmetic treatment that can be redeemed towards future treatments. You can also earn points when you shop online at your favorite retailers through the Brilliant Distinctions mall.